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SANBI Events

11 December 2017
The Botanical Society's volunteer Garden guides, who are brimming with amazing knowledge and insights into the Garden, lead...
12 December 2017
Meet at Gate 1 (where Vida Cafe and the large shop are). A leisurely walk through the various habitats of Kirstenbosch will take...
14 December 2017
This enormously popular even, sponsored by  Pick n Pay., is the flagship project of The Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch,...

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08 December 2017
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden made top honours at the Westrand Chamber of Business and Tourism.Read more
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06 December 2017
An insightful 2 day cycad training with stakeholders was held at KZN NBG on the 19th and 20th of November 2017.Read more
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08 November 2017
The purpose of the visit was to digitise the South African scorpion specimens in their collection. She started digitising work at Ditsong National Museum of Natural History.Read more
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03 November 2017
Twenty-two international researchers are currently following the project including scientists from countries that include Cuba, Nigeria and Germany.Read more

Plants of the week

Ficus muelleriana represents a fairly recent discovery. It is a rare, cliff-dwelling, scandent shrub, with beautiful heart-shaped leaves, reddish leaf petioles and reddish fruits. Endemic to the mineral-poor cliffs of the lower slopes of the Chimanimani Mountains in western Mozambique, close to the Zimbabwe border.

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Pachycarpus natalensis is one of many amazingly beautiful indigenous plants, which is almost never cultivated. This is due to the short span of its flowering, perceived poisonous presence of milky latex that exudes with the smallest injury to the plant, and difficulty of getting plants established from seed or cuttings.

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Animal of the week

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These omnivorous caprellids are usually found in dense colonies attached to submerged man-made structures, floating seaweed, and other organisms.

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A 10th SANBI National Botanical Garden, Kwelera NBG, is currently being developed.

In which province will this new Garden be located?

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